Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Kings vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Sacramento Kings taking on the Houston Rockets on Saturday December 5th at Toyota Center, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Sacramento Kings (7-13) vs. Houston Rockets (9-11)
Date: Saturday December 5
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -3
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Houston has been unable to gain any steam this season, but a meeting with the Sacramento Kings may just be what they need.
The Rockets have won 6 straight in this head-to-head series and will look to make it 7 here on Saturday.
As for the Kings, they’ve dropped 3 of 4 and come in off a 114-97 loss to Boston on Thursday.
Sacramento has all sorts of problems here in this young season as they have dropped 3 of their last 4 and are currently 6 games under the .500 mark.
Defense has been a major problem for them and that showed on Thursday as they saw Boston rack up 114 points. On the season, this Kings team has allowed 108.8 points per game. That number even increases on the road as they allow 113.4 points against away from home.
Things got even worse for them last time out in terms of injuries. Willie Cauley-Stein will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a dislocated finger.
Cauley-Stein injured his finger in the final minute of the blowout loss to Boston as he jammed it against the backboard. Cauley-Stein was the 6th overall pick in the 2015 draft, but just hasn’t had any contributions with this Kings team.
The Rockets have been one of the more disappointing teams in the NBA thus far, but could finally be turning the corner.
Houston has won 4 of their last 5 and James Harden is certainly hitting his stride.
Harden dropped in 43 points and 13 assists in the 116-110 win over Sacramento back on November 6th. Harden continued his dominance last time out as he finished with 25 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds in the Rockets win over Dallas.
The Rockets look like a new team under interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. The new head coach has brought a newer defense strategy to this Rockets team.
Houston forced Dallas into 18 turnovers and held their shooters in check. Dallas shot just 8 of 29 from behind the arc in the loss.
C Dwight Howard is expected to play after resting in the front end of the back-to-back against Dallas.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Kings are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Kings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Kings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Rockets may finally be hitting their stride. With the way Harden has been playing, they should be able to handle the Kings here at home on Saturday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS
Behind Harden’s big outing, the Rockets make it 5 out of 6 and inch ever so close to the .500 mark.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 108- Sacramento 95
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